Posted 5 days ago

More New Work - Mojave-Los Angeles Digital Dataspace

More New Work

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Posted 6 days ago

Experiment 30 (Simultaneity)

experiment30Layers of digital manipulation, with monotype techniques, scanned, output on lustre paper, then surface manipulated with inks and paints.

Simultaneity (Collapse of A-Series Time).

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Posted 1 week ago

Johnny’s Search Continues…

Johnny’s Search Continues…

More stills from: Horizons in the Digital Desert, or how Johnny Discovered The Secret Air Base

experiment20experiment25experiment26experiment27Some of the cleaner, emptier stills are designed to work as part of the early video sequencing. They may also get output and physically modified.

One of the reasons I refer to these pieces as “stills” is because I view them as a pause in action, a moment snapped from within a whirl of constant…

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Posted 1 week ago

Deep in Soledad Canyon

Deep in Soledad Canyon

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Punching out some new digital manipulations, working on more micro zooms and horizons and doing a ton of reading.

I’m in the process of working on a variety of outputs as well, testing different matte and photo papers for some of the larger scale works. I’ve also decided to do a smaller sequencing of 8″ x 10″ pieces, similar to the line of prints I had at the last residency.…

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Please note: The footnotes do not work as dynamic links, but are very important. You’ll find…

Please note: The footnotes do not work as dynamic links, but are very important. You’ll find the numbered footnotes at the bottom of this post.

Alternately, you can download a copy of the paper and read it or print it more naturally.

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Ren Adams
Research Paper 2
Lynne Cooke – Advisor
March, 2014

Landscape as Digital Elastic-Space:
Constructing Conceptual…

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Horizons in the Digital Desert, or how Johnny Discovered The Secret Air Base

Horizons in the Digital Desert, or how Johnny Discovered The Secret Air Base

Additional horizons. I’m expecting to work with these as projections and as large-scale printed scrolls. Increasing their physical scale would emphasize the sense of geographic, ambiguous spatial presence.
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They are behaving both as panoramas and as bizarre sequenced moments to me.
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Posted 4 weeks ago

Second Mentor Meeting

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More notes from my MFA experience and new work. – Ren Adams Art

Originally posted on Ren Adams - AIB MFA Blog:

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The first incarnation of the “iconic” tree and the marching firemen. We followed the evolution of the tree and my little cast of firemen as they moved through multiple stills.

Had my second official in-person mentor meeting on Friday, though Leslie and I have also…

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Posted 1 month ago

I always work on little ink drawings I refer to as “artifacts.” They are abstractions of stone, tablets, architecture and archaeological sites, each penned on 3″ x 3″ paper. I have hundreds of them, all waiting for a final presentation form. They also serve another purpose: they get scanned and incorporated into my digital work, or exposed on silk screens and photopolymer plates.

Here are a few I recently completed:

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More Artifacts – Ink Line Drawings I always work on little ink drawings I refer to as “artifacts.” They are abstractions of stone, tablets, architecture and archaeological sites, each penned on 3” x 3” paper.
Posted 1 month ago

Sketchbook pages from my Moleskine. 2010. Ren Adams.

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Zooms - Micro Moments from The Cascade

Zooms – Micro Moments from The Cascade

Micro Moments:
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These little guys are zoom-ins, micro moments extracted from the Cascade’s fluctuating landscape. Leslie (and several others during the residency) suggested I experiment with microscopic surface investigation. What happens when I isolate moments, angles, individual passages? Do these patterns represent what’s happening on a larger scale in the full-sized stills, or do they…

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